Shape Up The Vote is a non-partisan campaign to turn out the vote by activating barbershops and salons as voter engagement hubs in their communities. Shape Up The Vote provides participating barbers and stylists with everything they need to run a non-partisan voter registration and turnout campaign, right from their shop. Voter turnout is highest when it's driven by local voices that people trust, like their barbers or stylists. By helping execute Shape Up the Vote’s campaign playbook in Virginia, you can empower barbers to activate their communities to influence the 2021 gubernatorial election.
Shape Up The Vote is committed to the diversity and representation of our team. We prioritize creating space for diverse leadership internally to understand, respond to, and represent barbers’ and stylists’ needs. Women, people of color, and members of the LBGTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.
We’re looking for a Virginia organizer with a deep understanding of local and regional politics to use their insights to craft and execute Shape Up The Vote’s Virginia campaign plan with the Campaign Director. You will be responsible for developing relationships with Virginia barbers and stylists in-person and online, and empowering them to have conversations with their clients about voting with materials and talking points. Due to the nature of this position, you must have access to reliable transportation & technology (e.g., phone, laptop). This position is full time through November.
The Virginia Regional Organizer will be compensated at $5,000.00 a month with no benefits.
Because this job will involve in-person work, proof of vaccination is required. Along with continued virtual efforts, Shape Up The Vote will safely and appropriately execute and facilitate in-person outreach and organizing activities.
Interested candidates should email firstname.lastname@example.org with their resume, cover letter, and two references to apply. Email subject should be titled VA FIELD ORGANIZER